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Do eet. Just go outside when you turn it on.
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Lol..legos are made NOT to melt. Take legoland in CA as an example...Those bricks are out there in the frost and over 100°F heat and, nothign has deformed them yet. Heck!, They havnt even faded
I doubt 100F would melt much. Maybe the outer coating of M&Ms. Legos may start to melt however when a component gets up to 90C, or ~200F as some components do. Its possible.
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ummmm.. i forget...isnt styrofoam and computer components a bad combination? I think i heard that somewhere
I thought so too
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Use cardboard instead?
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Doesn't styrofoam get staticy? I believe it can build up a charge.


At least your PC will float in case of flood.
exactly , you can make capacitors out of styrofoam

dont expect this to live very long
    
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Use cardboard instead?
agreed.
Mod up some cardboard boxes if u want a really custom case. You could probably even get away w/ painting it, lol. cardboard also burns somewhat easily but i've seen many ppl w/ cardboard improvised cases w/ no problems... just don't let any thing get too too hot.

Streofoam has way to low a melting/burning point, builds up wayyyy too much static. And did I mention it's flammable?... also if i recall it puts off highly toxic fumes as it burns... so overall, sry mate, it's just a bad idea. well actually it was a pretty ingenuitive idea but the material isn't quite cut-out for this purpose :/
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agreed.
Mod up some cardboard boxes if u want a really custom case. You could probably even get away w/ painting it, lol. cardboard also burns somewhat easily but i've seen many ppl w/ cardboard improvised cases w/ no problems... just don't let any thing get too too hot.

Streofoam has way to low a melting/burning point, builds up wayyyy too much static. And did I mention it's flammable?... also if i recall it puts off highly toxic fumes as it burns... so overall, sry mate, it's just a bad idea. well actually it was a pretty ingenuitive idea but the material isn't quite cut-out for this purpose :/
Cardboard doesn't catch fire till around 600F I believe. Don't believe me? Throw a small piece in your oven at 500F. It really depends on the type of paper and mostiure levels. However, nothing extrenal in any computer ever gets over 230F. Cardboard won't ignite from a computer.
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Cardboard doesn't catch fire till around 600F I believe. Don't believe me? Throw a small piece in your oven at 500F.
I thought so... thx. i knew cardboard could take alot of heat, just not exactly(or even approxamatly) how much, thx moots. In that case I don't think u'd have to really worry about a cardboard case fire unless u actualy had a componet catch fire. Like a PSU or a cap or something...
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hmmm

I'll do that after I finish my LEGO one
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